Lichen is a whole group of mycoses, infectious diseases of the human skin, which are caused by spores of different types of fungi. Lesions can occur in lesions not only on the skin, but also on the mucous membranes, scalp and hair, nails (rarely) of a person.

Infection with various types of mycoses can occur in the following cases:

– visit to public institutions (pool, bath / sauna, fitness club, beach);

– contact with domestic and homeless animals;

– excessive addiction to sunburn or frequent visits to the solarium;

– certain types of work (janitor, cleaning lady, orderly, etc.).

Weakening immunity, hormonal imbalance, diabetes mellitus, thyroid disease, etc.

It’s not easy to cure mycosis – it’s true. The course of therapy is quite long and complicated. The main means of treating different types of infectious mycoses is ointment from lichen , and to get rid of a particular type of mycosis, it is necessary to use external agents of various effects. 

The essence of external treatment depriving

The basis of the therapeutic treatment of lichen is made up of external agents – ointments containing hormones and antifungal agents.

Special antifungal drugs help destroy the causative agent of the disease, disrupting the synthesis of protein compounds in the structure of the fungus. As a result of this effect, not only the infectious microorganism, but also its spores die, which becomes a guarantee of reducing the symptoms of the disease and stopping further progression of lichen.

The group of antimycotic drugs intended for the treatment of mycoses includes ointment from lichen Mikozolon, Clotrimazole, Clotrimazole, as well as ointments based on birch tar or salicylic acid, sulfur ointment, etc. There are no special contraindications to the use of these drugs, as there are no serious complications after the course of treatment. The only side effect may be a minor allergic reaction, redness of the skin, itching and burning in the treated area. It is not necessary to stop treatment with such manifestations, since they pass very quickly.  

If lichen is accompanied by any other disease or proceeds in a chronic form, the main course of antifungal therapy is supplemented by the use of corticosteroids. The drugs of this group have anti-inflammatory effects, effectively relieve itching and burning from the affected skin, eliminate peeling. Hormone ointment with hormones is, for example, Sinalar or Flucinar. However, hormone-containing drugs for the treatment of lichen should be selected individually for each patient, since certain hormones can be useful in one form of lichen and are contraindicated in another.  

Ointments for the treatment of lichen in children

Since aggressive treatment of lichen in children with potent antifungal and corticosteroid drugs can be unsafe, the basis of ointments should be natural substances. As a rule, in the treatment of infectious mycoses, agents with iodine, sulfur, salicylic acid or birch tar are used. All these natural components are distinguished by the absence of side effects and have high anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.

Ointments with tar from lichen help to quickly eliminate the symptoms of lichen and have an excellent therapeutic effect. Salicylic acid-based agents are prescribed for the treatment of lichen with extensive skin damage. Sulfur ointment has an anti-inflammatory and antiseptic effect on the patient’s body. Ointment for lichen is used to treat the disease in children, as well as in pregnant women.

In conclusion, I would like to recall that it is not worthwhile to take any measures to treat depriving without prior consultation of a dermatologist, since improper treatment can harm the patient and lead to a complication of the disease.

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